Guild Wars 2 May 10 Update Now Live, Patch Notes Here

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Guild Wars 2, a free-to-play MMO RPG by ArenaNet, received a major update recently. The update brought tons of new content, gameplay tweaks, and numerous bug fixes. Balancing changes to several characters have been made as well.

A portion of the patch notes is mentioned below.

World Polish
  • Rebalanced the experience and loot distribution within the "Clear out the invasive species from the hatchery" event in Seitung Province to be more equally rewarding when it is successfully completed.
  • Added a Puzzle Helper effect to the Seitung Province Spirit Vestibule maze that allows players who have already beaten all the bosses to help others with the events.
  • Added an announcement for when the Aetherblade Assault meta-event fails in Seitung Province to better communicate the failure state.
  • Added an announcement for when the Adolescent Leviathan boss first uses its Leviathan Swallow skill to help educate players on the event mechanic for all versions of the event.
  • Rebalanced the event scaling and increased the health of the lab technicians in the "Defend the technicians while they redirect the power!" event during the Kaineng Blackout meta-event.
General
  • Removed evasion frames from the Risen Acolyte's Staff Strike attack.
  • Completed the beta for the DirectX 11 renderer.
Fishing
  • Skiffs now have a health bar that becomes visible to their owner and party members when the skiff is anchored and under 100% health.
  • Fishing nodes have been discovered at the Subterranean Lake located beneath Teku Nuhoch in the Heart of Maguuma.
  • Added Fish Eggs bait to the Lion's Arch fishing supplies vendor to help anglers trying to catch steelhead trout in nearby rivers.
  • Corrected the golden mahseer's icon, which was incorrectly using the same icon as the normal mahseer fish.
  • Updated an area where mounts are disabled on the north side of Ember Bay to allow players to fully traverse the waters by skiff or skimmer.
  • Increased the drop rate of regional fish of exotic rarity that are only available during day or night.
  • Increased the drop rate of fish from the Saltwater Fisher collection when fishing from open water and from nodes named Saltwater Fish.
Strike Missions
  • The challenge mode for Strike Mission: Xunlai Jade Junkyard is now available.
    • Players may activate challenge mode at any time by interacting with the challenge mote inside the instance.
  • Increased rewards for completing the Aetherblade Hideout with challenge mode active.
  • Increased the duration of the stun applied to the Echo of Scarlet Briar and Mai Trin when their defiance is broken from 5 seconds to 10 seconds.

The complete patch notes are available on the official site.

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